Mike Milken, chairman of the Milken Institute, has been at the forefront of successful initiatives in medical research, education, public health and access to capital for more than four decades. Fortune magazine called him “The Man Who Changed Medicine” and Forbes listed him among “Visionaries Reimagining Our Children’s Future.” In 1982 he formalized his previous philanthropy by co-founding the Milken Family Foundation, which has worked closely with more than 1,000 organizations worldwide. The Milken Institute hosts more than 250 events each year, including major conferences in Singapore, Tokyo, London, the Middle East, New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. The Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University was named to recognize an Institute gift. Milken also chairs FasterCures, which speeds progress against all life-threatening diseases, and the Prostate Cancer Foundation, the world’s largest private funder of prostate cancer research. As a financier, beginning in 1969 Mike revolutionized modern capital markets by expanding access to capital for thousands of smaller companies and by pricing and rewarding risk more efficiently. The thousands of companies he financed created millions of jobs, including much of the early growth of cable television, homebuilding, cellular phones and other industries. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Milken earned his M.B.A. at the Wharton School. He and his wife Lori have been married since 1968 and are members of the Giving Pledge; they have three children and 10 grandchildren. More information is at http://www.mikemilken.com.